A group of Turkish entrepreneurs and investors will participate in Startup Weekend Armenia on November 7-9, 2014 with the facilitation of TEPAV. Expenses of 10 of the eligible entrepreneurs will be financed via the program budget.
Within the framework of the programme 'Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process', funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey which TEPAV is a member, action is taken to promote cross-border cooperation links between the entrepreneurs of the two countries.
In this context, Turkish entrepreneurs will have the chance to participate free of charge in the Startup Weekend Armenia implemented by the Public Journalism Club (PJC, Armenia) and TEPAV.
Travel and accommodation expenses of 10 entrepreneurs from Turkey will be financed via the program budget.
Applications are open for entrepreneurs who work in software, design and product development and are proficient in English enough for written and spoken communication during the event.
Deadline for submitting applications is October 3, 2014. Applications can be submitted by filling in the form online at http://form.jotformeu.com/form/42183382445354.
The event will host angel investors, academia, startup founders, mentors, senior program directors, and entrepreneurs from Turkey and Armenia.
Global Startup Weekend is a 54-hour product development marathon renowned worldwide. During the events, participants come together to share their business ideas. Qualifying entrepreneurs team up to develop a prototype over the weekend. At the end of the event a jury of technology experts selects the best team.
Startup Weekend offers entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs the change to pitch their ideas via trainings in developing business model, efficient presentation skills, design and software, and to exchange ideas with peer entrepreneurs.
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.